A lot of organizations have high minded compassionate principles but still breed exclusivity into their events. There are a lot of subtle things people can do to invite or not invite. The people behind Radical Inclusion have been done pretty much every single thing you could possibly do to be inviting, and I hope they’re rewarded for it. The event is bringing in some amazing talent from Philadelphia and matching it with Gotham luminaries, throbbing visuals and a “door experience” by EZ Almighty, another member of the Philly Bass aristocracy. I’m not experienced, but I can’t wait to be.
Lucky Cheng’s on the West Side near the park is a prime location for an event, especially when it comes to being accessible and not pissing off any one of the outer borough crossing crews. You can get to Queens, Jersey, and even the Bronx from here without too much trouble, though if you live in Staten Island, you’re still fucked and should re-evaluate your life choices. There is of course staggered ticket pricing so those of modest means can attend, while those that have a bit more in their pockets can support more right off the bat. Mantis Garden did some fabulous work at PEX Summer Fest this year and considering the work that has been done by those involved, I doubt any of us will be disappointed.
The music will be wonderful, if I do say so myself. Lee Mayjahs? & DJ Everyday are some of the masterminds behind the Magical Garden Parties, HeartBurn and some of the best Halloween parties this side of the Mississippi. They do a nice regular event in Philly and make it up here every once and a while. I reviewed Lee’s guest slot at Vitamin B years ago for a small blog out in Portland (link here) and he, like a fine wine has gotten better with age. Everyday is a bubbling brook of bassy house, laughter and good vibes, with the chops to back up his positive outlook. They’ve entertained an entire battleship together, so I think the bar on the West Side should do just fine.
Boris brings a bit of an eccentric genius to the decks, and if you’ve not caught him at Gratitude or one of the various Toad appearances around the city, try not to miss it. There’s an awareness there that you don’t find in a lot of DJs, no matter how old they get. B3AR brings a youthful, bouncy feel to the event that dovetails nicely with his counterparts. His most recent set at Voodoo on the Bayou was fantastic, and I’d imagine this one will be even better.
Guillaume is pulling double duty, tantalizing both the eyes and ears at Radical Inclusion, DJing and doing visuals. This would be a problem for most people, while Guillaume will just make it look easy and add to the delights of the night. Speaking of which, Michael NightTime is coming up from the town where it’s always sunny to provide additional bass-related support for the event. Check out both mixes above, and revel in the fact that there’s actually a party that wants you to come out and enjoy yourself, with two cities worth of awesome, in a place you can actually get to. Tickets can be purchased here.
This is Terry Gotham, see you on the dance floor.